Smokism

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Dianna Maldonado
Professor Dunn
English 102 April 9, 2014
Smokism:
The Right to Smoke Out Side the Workplace Smoking has been around as long as civilization has existed. Many people in this country look forward to smoking leisurely. Leisurely meaning when a person feels like smoking a cigarette they just pull the cigarette out, light it up, and smoke it. Although smoking in the United States has decreased in recent years cigarette smoking is legal and is enjoyed by many people. Smoking cigarettes has presented problems to many people in the United States. It has presented problems for those who choose to smoke as well as for those who do not. Many employers are allowed by law to ban smoking at the work place. Many employees won’t smoke at the workplace but will smoke off duty. Employers are closely monitoring employee’s lifestyle behaviors outside of the workplace. Employees are faced with many stresses as to what they can’t do outside of the workplace. Smoking outside of the work place has created tensions between anti-smoking employers, nonsmoking employees, and employees who do smoke. Many employers want to control and monitor the behaviors of employees who smoke during personal time away from work because of health insurance costs, frequent illnesses, and for the
Maldonado 2 implementation of a healthier work place resulting in possible discrimination to employees civil rights. Although some employers may want to control employee behavior outside of the workplace, it may interfere with employees civil rights to privacy during personal time. Many employer’s reasons for not wanting employees to smoke outside of the workplace consist of increase in health insurance cost and the loss of workplace productivity. Privacy for employees is crucial to employees who smoke cigarettes. The privacy to smoke cigarettes outside the workplace…...

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